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Bob Borthwick’s recent interview with the North East times was regarding recent investments such as Verisure UK’s recent 1000-job North Tyneside announcement, the Newcastle Helix and Riverside Sunderland projects, Business Durham’s economic growth strategy and Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen’s vision for south of the region, the North East is increasingly positioning itself as a prominent UK business hub. As an existing regional firm, what do you think makes the area such a great place to invest in and do business?

Borthwick, one of our Director’s here at Scott Bros said: “The North East has a strong tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship and that spirit still serves the area well today.

“It’s been through a long period of deindustrialisation that forced many traditional businesses to diversify and others to thrive in emerging sectors such as life sciences, digital and green energy – adding strength to the region’s economy.

“This can-do attitude is supported by five world-class universities, a large skilled workforce, excellent infrastructure and a good supply of brownfield and greenfield sites.

“Above all, the North East is a fantastic place to live and work, offering a good quality of life, combined with one of the UK’s most attractive cost of living ratios.”

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